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“Great Place to Stay while at the Convention Center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center

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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215   |  
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Ranked #25 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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31 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay while at the Convention Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Hotel is nicely remodeled. Check in staff was friendly and there were plenty of luggage carts. Our room was a double and it had plenty of space for two people's stuff. The sink is outside of the toilet/tub room, which is convenient when sharing a room. Comfortable beds and clean room. The pillows were a bit too firm for me, but I managed to sleep anyway. The breakfast is quite simple--bagels or muffins. However, the price is pretty reasonable for a downtown hotel. Parking is $10 a day and is across Nationwide Blvd--not too far. You can keep your car parked there after you check out for the remainder of the afternoon--there's a drop box for the parking card.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your favorable stay with us. We always like to hear from our guests. Hope you will be back to visit us again when you are coming back to Columbus.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dolores, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

When I was first booked into this hotel, to be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but I ended up pleasantly surprised. The room was neat, clean and functional, if not luxurious. The service was excellent. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there. From check in at the front desk, to the very cheerful and helpful breakfast hostess, Ruby Brean, we had a great experience. This hotel is an easy, short walk to the Convention Center, is centrally located to restaurants, and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Thank you for telling us that you were pleasantly suprised about your stay. Yes, once here, you can walk to everything; from the Convention Center, North Market, the Arena and Short North districts. Ruby thanks you for your kind words regarding her service at our continental breakfast. We hope you will come back again soon.
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San Jose
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This hotel is everything you want from a budget hotel. It is clean, friendly, efficient, located in a safe area a couple of blocks from the arena and inexpensive. I was surprised and pleased by the free breakfast and coffee in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
We appreciate your comments about your July stay at our hotel. It is nice to know you liked our hotel with our continental breakfast, juice and coffee service. Please come back and stay often.
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Great hotel, I stayed here again. Great front desk people. Clean property and rooms. I have also booked other rooms for others atending the convention as oposed to the OVER priced host hotel with OVER priced parking, no in/out privaliges and no shuttle, red roof has one. I have stayed here many times before and am now booking a room for Oct 2012. I am a person that can find fault with anyone or anything. I cannot find ANY fault with this hotel or any Red Roof hotels. When I travel I try to book at Red Roof hotels and encourge others to book there too.

Room Tip: I am handicapped in a wheelchair THEY asked if I would perfer a 1st floor room. You may request any...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you very much for your very positive review comments about our hotel. We love repeat guests and appreciate your business. Yes, we are one of the few downtown hotels that offers a free airport shuttle. Glad you are returning for another stay. See you in October.
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Ruby gave excellent service during breakfast. She is cheerful and very friendly. Breakfast was a pleasant way to start the morning. We enjoyed very much the bagels with cream cheese and also the instant cereal.

Room Tip: Actually, our room in the second floor was a good choice. The room was very quiet and we slept ver...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thanks for letting us know you had a quiet night's rest and enjoyed our continental breakfast in the morning. I know Ruby will greatly appreciate your compliments on her service. We hope to see you here again soon.
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Columbus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I can't really say I had a bad experience, although it was a disappointment in many ways. First of all, the "renovated" rooms" are already well worn. This is a high volume hotel, being across from the Convention Center it is quite noisy also. The only added value is free wifi, but I could've used any of several wifi connections which were available from neighboring restaurants and hotels.
The parking..$10. a day for a surface lot where you will get yelled at by a guy who speaks limited English. BEWARE of the meters on the street, if you are even a minute late you will be paying a $25. ticket. On the up side, there was always 10 minute parking available for loading and unloading. The staff were friendly, the maintenance guy tries, but seems pretty clueless.

There are restaurants and entertainment nearby, so location really is both the selling point and the achilles heel of the place, since noise is 24/7. You will hear every door slam in this hotel. There is no noise insulation. There is also a fire station down the street. All in all there are far better places to stay nearby where breakfast contains more than prewrapped pastries.

Room Tip: Do NOT let them put you in a room on the front face of the hotel. You will hear everything from the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your recent stay in our hotel. My apologies for the noise that disturbed you. I will be sure to share your comments with our evening staff and security personnel. Please consider staying with us again in the future.
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Columbus, Ohio, usa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The breakfast is good and health. The staff in attendance (RUBY) is healthy, smart, clean, focus, sensitive to the needs of customers and friend.

Room Tip: Clean and homely
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your stay and about the nice service you received from our continental breakfast attendant, Ruby. She truly appreciates your compliments. We hope you will be back to visit us again & again.
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Additional Information about Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center

Address: 111 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Columbus
#24 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center 2*
Number of rooms: 149
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